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The animal kingdom, or zoological system, of the celebrated Sir Charles Linnæus. containing a complete systematic description, arrangement, and nomenclature, of all the known species and varieties of the mammalia, or animals which give suck to their young (1792)

Author: Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778; Gmelin, Johann Friedrich, 1748-1804; Kerr, Robert, 1755-1813; Archer, J., fl. 1792, engraver; Kinnear, G., former owner. DSI
Subject: Mammals; Birds
Publisher: Edinburgh : Printed for A. Strahan, and T. Cadell, London, and W. Creech, Edinburgh
Language: English
Call number: 39088010382406
Digitizing sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
Book contributor: Smithsonian Libraries
Collection: biodiversity
Notes: page 313, 495: text lost in binding. pg 433 to 469 missing.

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Translation of: Systema naturae, pts. 1-2, 13th ed. (edited by F. Gmelin). Leipzig : Impensis G.E. Beer, 1788-[1789]

Also contains Class II, Birds, with special half-title (p. [401]-644); the pagination of this part is continuous from pt. 1

A printed errata slip, explaining the publisher's intention of issuing the remainder of the incomplete Systematic catalogue of birds (i.e. the missing section, p. 433-468) at a later time, is inserted between p. 432 and p. 469

No more published

The plates are engraved by J. Archer

Compare with the J. Murray & R. Faulder 1792 (London) ed., cited in B.H. Soulsby, Linnaeus (2nd ed.), no. 122

Includes bibliographical references and index

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SCNHRB copy 39088010382406 has stamp on t.p.: Library, U.S. National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Jun. 26, 1890; accession no. 136640; with some pencil annotations and markings; ms. ink autograph of a former owner, G. Kinnear, is on t.p

SCNHRB copy imperfect?: Half-title leaf (p. [i]-[ii] (1st group)) wanting?

SCNHRB copy has later burgundy cloth binding with gilt-lettered spine; faux marbled endpapers; and marbled edges

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